Antony makes desperate transfer move after Ajax and Chelsea land two Ten Hag strikes

Antony is looking to leave Ajax this summer, although a report claims Chelsea could still ruin a move to Man Utd.

The 22-year-old is one of four Brazilian strikers on the rise this summer. Along with Antony, Raphinha, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus are being tipped for blockbuster plays for the Premier League’s big hitters.

Arsenal saw an offer rejected by Raphinha. Sky Sports noticed Chelsea are also interested in the Leeds star along with Richarlison – which is on Tottenham’s radar.

Jesus, meanwhile, was being watched by the Spurs and Gunners. However, Tottenham reportedly abandoned their interest in Jesus to focus on Raphinha and Richarlison.

but of one Manchester United perspective, the Brazilian who caught his attention is Antony.

New boss Erik ten Hag knows the winger well during their time together in Amsterdam. Goal recently stated that Antony is determined to reunite with his former boss at Old Trafford.

However, Ajax is in a strong bargaining position after two high-profile sales. Sebastian Haller is set to join Borussia Dortmund, while Ryan Gravenberch has sealed a move to Bayern Munich.

Along with the free agent departure of key full-back Noussair Mazraoui, the Dutch side are determined to limit further sales and any departures that do occur will be on very favorable terms.

In fact, The Times now reports Ajax put a whopping £69m price on Antony. That’s almost £30m more than the £40m ESPN stated that Manchester United thought a deal would cost just a few weeks ago.

Chelsea enters the scene

If this Ajax move isn’t bad enough, 90 minutes also claim that Chelsea are now in the mix.

With the return of Romelu Lukaku’s loan to Inter Milan approaching, the Blues are ready to mobilize in the market.

90 minutes claim Chelsea are among those who spoke to Antony’s camp during a recent visit to the UK.

Antony of Ajax lifting the Eredivisie trophy

Hope for Manchester United could come in the form of Chelsea’s long list of attacking targets. In addition to Antony, they are accompanying Raphinha, Richarlison, Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele.

On the player’s side, transfer the guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted Antony’s team – presumably at the player’s request – asked Ajax to receive offers for their services this summer.

Clearly, the winger wants to leave Amsterdam, but where he will end up has yet to be determined.

Is Antony worth the huge outlay?

The Brazilian scored 12 goals and 10 assists in all competitions last year and was an integral part of the Ten Hag’s Eredivisie winning team.

His exploits in the Netherlands have seen him become a mainstay of their selection. This despite intense competition from Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Raphinha, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus.

Ten Hag clearly knows what he would be getting from Antony. Also, the fact that he’s played on your system before should ease any transition to the English game.

However, there have been questions about player mindset and discipline in the past.

In fact, two former Dutch national team players took aim at Antony for one particular incident at Ajax last season.

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